четверг, 15 января 2015 г.

Horizon 2020: Energy-efficiency Call

Horizon 2020: Energy-efficiency Call

The Energy-efficiency call 2014/15 provides support for innovation through:
  • Research and demonstration of more energy-efficient technologies and solutions;
  • Market uptake measures to remove market and governance barriers by addressing financing, regulations and the improvement of skills and knowledge.
Activities extend from research to market including activities which build on the experience of the previous Intelligent Energy Europe Programme.
The funding opportunities under this call were presented at an Information Day on 12 December 2014 in Brussels. Recordings of the sessions and presentations are available online.
The Energy-efficiency call of Horizon 2020 covers the following areas:

Buildings and consumers

IDCall topicDeadlineAction typeSub-call in 2015
EE2Buildings design for new highly energy performing buildings4 Feb 2015IAH2020-EE-2015-1-PPP
EE5Increasing energy performance of existing buildings through process and organisation innovations and creating a market for deep renovation4 June 2015CSAH2020-EE-2015-3-MarketUptake
EE6Demand response in blocks of buildings4 June 2015IAH2020-EE-2015-2-RIA
EE7Enhancing the capacity of public authorities to plan and implement sustainable energy policies and measures4 June 2015CSAH2020-EE-2015-3-MarketUptake
EE9Empowering stakeholders to assist public authorities in the definition and implementation of sustainable energy policies and measures4 June 2015CSAH2020-EE-2015-3-MarketUptake
EE10Consumer engagement for sustainable energy4 June 2015CSAH2020-EE-2015-3-MarketUptake
EE11New ICT-based solutions for energy efficiency4 June 2015RIAH2020-EE-2015-2-RIA


Heating and cooling

IDCall topicDeadlineAction typeSub-call in 2015
EE13Technology for district heating and cooling4 June 2015RIAH2020-EE-2015-2-RIA
EE14Removing market barriers to the uptake of efficient heating and cooling solutions4 June 2015CSAH2020-EE-2015-3-MarketUptake


Industry and products

IDCALL TOPICDEADLINEACtion typesub-call in 2015
EE15Ensuring effective implementation of EU product efficiency legislation4 June 2015CSAH2020-EE-2015-3-MarketUptake
EE16Organisational innovation to increase energy efficiency in industry4 June 2015CSAH2020-EE-2015-3-MarketUptake
EE17Driving energy innovation through large buyer groups4 June 2015CSAH2020-EE-2015-3-MarketUptake
EE18New technologies for utilization of heat recovery in large industrial systems, considering the whole energy cycle from heat production to transformation, delivery and end use4 Feb 2015RIAH2020-EE-2015-1-PPP

Finance for sustainable energy

EE19Improving the finance ability and attractiveness of sustainable energy investments4 June 2015CSAH2020-EE-2015-3-MarketUptake
EE20Project development assistance for innovative bankable and aggregated sustainable energy investment schemes and projects4 June 2015PDAH2020-EE-2015-3-MarketUptake
EE21Development and market roll-out of innovative energy services and financial schemes for sustainable energy4 June 2015CSAH2020-EE-2015-3-MarketUptake


Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.
In the field of energy, the Horizon 2020 Energy Challenge is designed to support the transition to a secure, clean and efficient energy system for Europe and the first Work Programme for 'Secure, clean and efficient energy' is split into three focus areas: Energy-efficiency; Low carbon technologies; and Smart Cities & Communities.
The total budget for the Energy Efficiency call amounts to approximately €100 million for 2014 and a further €100 million for 2015.

Action types

Coordination and support actions (CSA) consist primarily in accompanying measures such as standardisation, dissemination, awareness-raising and communication, networking, coordination or support services, policy dialogues and mutual learning exercises and studies, including design studies for new infrastructure and may also include complementary activities of networking and coordination between programmes in different countries. For the Energy-efficiency Call, Coordination and support actions are the type of projects previously supported under the European Union's Intelligent Energy-Europe Programme. The Horizon 2020 activities build on those. Intelligent Energy-Europe projects database
Research and Innovation Actions (RIA) are actions with Research and Development activities as the core of the project intending to establish new scientific and technical knowledge and/or explore the feasibility of a new or improved technology, product, process, service or solution:
  • may include basic and applied research, technology development and integration, testing and validation on a small-scale prototype in a laboratory or simulated environment;
  • may contain closely connected but limited demonstration or pilot activities aiming to show technical feasibility in a near to operational environment.
Project Development Assistance (PDA) facilities aim to bridge the gap between sustainable energy plans and real investment through supporting all activities necessary to prepare and mobilise investment into sustainable energy projects. These activities can include feasibility studies, stakeholder and community mobilisation, financial engineering, business plans, technical specifications and procurement procedures.
Public-private partnership (PPP) actions will strive to solve problems together with industry while focusing on the removal of existing barriers through market uptake measures in order to build capacity, provide support for sustainable energy policy implementation, mobilise financing for sustainable energy investments and foster uptake of technologies relevant for energy efficiency in buildings.